Pink Floyd, British rock band at the bleeding edge of 1960s psychedelia who later advanced the idea collection for mass rock crowds during the 1970s. The key individuals were lead guitarist Syd Barrett (unique name Roger Keith Barrett; b. January 6, 1946, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England—d. July 7, 2006, Cambridge), bassist Roger Waters (b. September 6, 1943, Great Bookham, Surrey), drummer Nick Mason (b. January 27, 1945, Birmingham, West Midlands), console player Rick Wright (in full Richard Wright; b. July 28, 1945, London—d. September 15, 2008, London), and guitarist David Gilmour (b. Walk 6, 1944, Cambridge).
Framed in 1965, the band experienced a few name changes before consolidating the main names of a couple of Carolina bluesmen, Pink Anderson and Floyd Council. Their underlying bearing originated from vocalist-guitarist-lyricist Barrett, whose blend of blues, music corridor styles, Lewis Carroll references, and conflicting psychedelia built up the band as a foundation of the British underground scene. They marked with EMI and right off the bat in 1967 had their first British hit with the questionable “Arnold Layne,” a tune about a transvestite. This was trailed by their presentation collection, The Piper at the Gates of Dawn, a rich, trial record that has since turned into a rock great. Their sound was winding up progressively audacious, joining audio cues, spacy guitar and consoles, and broadened impromptu creation, for example, “Interstellar Overdrive.”
By 1968 Barrett, who had abused LSD and was battling with schizophrenia, was supplanted by guitarist Gilmour. Without Barrett’s striking verses, the band moved far from the singles market to focus on live work, proceeding with its advancements in sound and lighting however with changing degrees of progress. In the wake of account a progression of movie soundtrack collections, they entered the American outlines with Atom Heart Mother (1970) and Meddle (1971). Making records that were tune based however topical in methodology and that included long instrumental entries, the band did a lot to advance the idea collection. They hit the business big stake with Dark Side of the Moon (1973). A distressing treatise on death and passionate breakdown underlined by Waters’ dim songwriting, it sent Pink Floyd taking off into the megastar section and stayed in the American pop graphs for over 10 years. The development, Wish You Were Here (1975), included “Sparkle On You Crazy Diamond,” a tune for Barrett, and, however it went to number one in both the United States and Britain, it was viewed as disenchanting and pretentious by numerous pundits.
By the arrival of Animals (1977), plainly Waters had turned into the band’s prevailing impact, and there was expanding inner clash inside Pink Floyd. Their feeling of estrangement (from both each other and contemporary society) was significantly represented by the visit for 1979’s smash hit collection The Wall, for which a genuine block divider was worked between the gathering and the group of spectators during execution. After the fittingly named The Final Cut (1983), Pink Floyd wound up idle, and legitimate wrangles resulted over responsibility for band’s name. Waters, who rejected Wright after The Wall and took over the majority of the songwriting, was considerably more immovably in charge. Accordingly the band split, be that as it may, a lot to Waters’ mortification, Gilmour, Mason, and Wright rejoined, proceeding as Pink Floyd. In the late 1980s Wright, Gilmour, and Mason discharged two collections, including the awkward A Momentary Lapse of Reason (1987) and The Division Bell (1994), while Waters sought after a performance vocation. Waters rejoined with his previous bandmates for a solitary execution at the Live 8 advantage show in 2005. Gilmour and Mason later utilized chronicles made with Wright (who passed on in 2008) to make what they said was the last Pink Floyd collection, The Endless River (2014). Pink Floyd was enlisted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1996.